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ION Costa Rica is tomorrow! We’re expecting a full house for our ION Conference on Monday morning from 8:30AM to 12:30PM Central Time Zone, or UTC-6.

Check out the webcast at, and be sure to follow along via our social media channels using #IONConf as we gather great speakers to talk about IPv6, DNSSEC, Secure Routing, and more.

Note that presentations will be in a mix of Spanish and English, and we’re not yet sure whether the remote option will have translated stations or be a live mix of both languages.

We’re also excited to announce that at the end of the ION, Mauricio Oviedo will officially introduce the brand new NOG Costa Rica to attendees. We look forward to learning more about how to get involved.

A quick reminder of our stellar agenda:

  • Introduction to the Internet Society and Deploy360
    Megan Kruse, Internet Society
  • What’s Happening at the IETF? Internet Standards and How to Get Involved
    Kevin Meynell, Internet Society
  • Setting the Scene: IPv6 Deployment in Costa Rica and Latin America
    Guillermo Cicileo, LACNIC
  • IPv6: Where are we in 2017?
    Fred Baker
  • Panel Discussion: MANRS, Routing Security, and Collaboration
    Kevin Meynell, Internet Society; Glenn Peace,; Erika Vega, RedClara
  • Introduction to DNSSEC and Why We Need It
    Mauricio Oviedo,
  • Panel Discussion: IPv6 Success Stories
    Moderator:  Christian O’Flaherty,Internet Society; Panelists: Fred Baker; Elidier Moya, Costa Rica Telecom Ministry; Claudio Chacon, CEDIA Ecuador
  • Introducing NOG Costa Rica
    Mauricio Oviedo
  • TICAL Opening Lunch
    All ION attendees are invited.
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ION Costa Rica Agenda: IPv6, DNSSEC, and More

ION Costa Rica will take place on Monday, 3 July 2017, alongside the Latin American eScience 2017 Meeting and TICAL. We’ll have a half-day program so we can cover topics including IPv6, DNSSEC, MANRS and Routing Security, and the IETF.

We’re excited to announce the draft agenda for this great event, including:

  • What’s Happening at the IETF? Internet Standards and How to Get Involved
  • Setting the Scene: IPv6 Deployment in Costa Rica and Latin America
  • IPv6: Where are we in 2017?
  • Panel Discussion: MANRS, Routing Security, and Collaboration
  • Introduction to DNSSEC and Why We Need It
  • Panel Discussion: IPv6 Success Stories

This is a draft agenda, so if there’s something you’d love to see or you’d like to participate as a speaker on this agenda, please let us know.

Registration is open now! The early-bird discount to attend both ION and TICAL closes on 31 May, so register today.

As usual, we are thankful that this ION has generous support from our ION Conference Series Sponsor Afilias. There are still sponsorship opportunities available if you’re interested!

We hope you can join us at the Hotel InterContinental San José in Costa Rica on 3 July. We’re planning to webcast the event, so stay tuned for more information on that as well as agenda updates, speaker announcements and more!

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Announcing ION Costa Rica in July

We are happy to announce we’ve just formalized plans to hold our next ION Conference: ION Costa Rica will be held on Monday, 3 July, alongside the Latin American eScience 2017 Meeting and TICAL. We sincerely thank RedCLARA for their enthusiasm and hard work to bring all the pieces together. Also, we are thankful for the ongoing generous support from our ION Conference Series Sponsor, Afilias.

We’ll have a half-day program and cover some combination of our favorite topics including IPv6, DNSSEC, Securing BGP, and TLS for Applications. We’re working on a draft agenda and will soon be filling the speaker slots, so if you’ll be in San Jose in July or are already planning to attend and you think you might make a good candidate, please speak up in the comments below or via our social media channels. A quick preview of some potential sessions:

  • IPv6 Success Stories – Network Operators Tell All!
  • Deploying DNSSEC: A Case Study
  • What’s Happening at the IETF? Internet Standards and How to Get Involved
  • Where are your MANRS? Working Together to Improve Routing Security

We’re still working out the logistics and registration details, so stay tuned to the ION Costa Rica pages or this blog for more information. We’re also hoping to live stream the ION, so even if you can’t be there in person you’ll be able to follow along online – and we do plan to have onsite simultaneous translation between Spanish and English to maximize participation. (Stay tuned for more information on that as we get closer.)

We’re also working on a couple more ION Conferences for 2017, as well as our 2018 and beyond locations. Are you part of something that might lend itself to co-locating with an ION? Let us know! We hold several events each year in locations all over the world, and we are open to all sorts of opportunities. Contact us to discuss co-location possibilities, or how your company could sponsor an existing ION Conference.

We hope to see you in Costa Rica, or at a future event!